This story is timely, given the court ruling last week that dismissed a large FAA fine against a photographer who used a small drone to take commercial aerial photos. There are several low cost drones on the market and RC model plane & helicopter enthusiasts are already early adopters. Many of these come equipped with GoPro camera mounts, GPS, electronic stabilization and other "smart" features that make them well-suited for photography -- commercial or otherwise. It's time for some sensible rules that protect privacy and also protect the rights of individuals to use this technology.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.